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Program Coordinator (FULL TIME AmeriCorps member)
4 people are interested
Chicago HOPES for Kids provides shelter-based academic support for children in Chicago's homeless and domestic violence shelters. We run after school programming for both Kindergarten - 5th-grade students 2 hours a day Monday - Thursday, and a Middle School program for 6th-8th graders two hours a day two days a week. Both programs are volunteer-based and consist of three major components; homework help, individual reading support, and enrichment activities. Every volunteer works one-on-one or in a small group with children, allowing for a focus not just on individual academic needs but also Social Emotional Learning skills. Our Fall Program begins in October and runs through mid-December; the winter/spring program begins in February and runs through mid-May; the summer program begins late June and runs through the first week of August.
All programs are coordinated out of our central office housed in the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s Literacenter, and at each shelter, a part-time staff member manages the program and works with volunteers to help them provide quality academic support to the children. Chicago HOPES after-school programs are held at 10 shelter sites throughout Chicago.
What will your Americorps member do? The Program Coordinator will work to ensure that our After School Programming includes research-based, creative, and engaging activities for students. They will:
- Help develop, differentiate, and coordinate materials for after school programming.
- Serve as a member of a designated shelter site’s leadership team by helping students M-Th with homework, and individualized literacy time, guiding and orienting community volunteers, conducting reading assessments, and supporting Site Coordinators to lead enrichment activity each day.
- Support in collection of data and train volunteers and staff in the usage of digital platforms.
- Attend community meetings in respective shelter neighborhood.
- Assist in planning of individual site field trips and HOPES annual zoo trip.
- Attend tabling events throughout the community. This may require occasional weekends.
What Benefits does your program offer? Childcare, Education Award, Living Allowance, Training, Travel Stipend, Domestic Violence Training Certification
Terms and Conditions of Member Service: Permits working at another job during off hours,
What skills would you like potential members to possess? Youth Development, Teaching/Tutoring, Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Work, Education, Leadership, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Social Services
Do you have a language requirement? English
10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
This is a full time Americorps Role with 9-5 or 10-6 type hours M-Th and half days on Fridays
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Chicago HOPES for Kids
641 W. Lake St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661, US
Unstable housing situations can affect a student's ability to succeed academically. Chicago HOPES for Kids intervenes with academic support and caring, committed volunteers to help overcome the effects of homelessness. For more information about Chicago HOPES for Kids, please visit our website at www.chicagohopesforkids.org
Chicago HOPES for Kids operates on a semester system with opportunities for students to attend sessions four days per week for 60-90 minutes per session throughout the Fall and Spring. The general focus of the program is literacy and homework assistance, with volunteer tutors providing academic support to homeless K-6 students living in the shelters. Each session is facilitated by a site coordinator who serves as the tutor supervisor and a liaison between Chicago HOPES for Kids and the shelter & students' parents. In addition, Chicago HOPES for Kids hosts enrichment partners that provide art, music, personal development, science and other fun, educational activities for the students several times throughout the semester.
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641 W. Lake St., Suite 200Chicago, IL 60661
August 16, 2021
- General Education
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- 1200 hours (9 months of Full time Americorps Service) Sept 13th 2021 - May 27th 2022